Capable



having power and ability; efficient; competent:
a capable instructor.
capable of,

having the ability or capacity for:
a man capable of judging art.
open to the influence or effect of; susceptible of:
a situation capable of improvement.
predisposed to; inclined to:
capable of murder.

Contemporary Examples

Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer James Poulos November 11, 2014
Petraeus vs. the Mafia Peter Galbraith June 23, 2010
Obama Is the New Reagan Jeffrey Hart November 3, 2008
Treat the Symptom, Not the Measurement Megan McArdle October 31, 2012
Why Don’t Mass Shootings Lead to Gun Control? Adam Winkler July 19, 2012

Historical Examples

The Duke Of Chimney Butte G. W. Ogden
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo

adjective
having ability, esp in many different fields; competent
(postpositive) foll by of. able or having the skill (to do something): she is capable of hard work
(postpositive) foll by of. having the temperament or inclination (to do something): he seemed capable of murder
adj.

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